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Spanish Placement: Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2016-2017

Placement into the Spanish courses is based on the student's score on the Spanish Placement Exam. Cutoff scores and placement recommendations are derived in collaboration with the Spanish Department and are reviewed annually. The policies below apply to all students entering Illinois in Summer 2016, Fall 2016, or Spring 2017.

The online Spanish Placement Exam does not award proficiency credit. Only students who do well on the placement test may attempt the proficiency exam.

Click here to learn more about the paper-and-pencil Spanish Proficiency Exam.

Click here to register for the paper-and-pencil Spanish Proficiency Exam. You will need to have completed the Spanish Placement Test and earned a score of at least 35 (about 61%) to qualify!

Questions? Contact Measurement & Evaluation by emailing pnp@illinois.edu or by calling 217-244-4437 during business hours.

Test Score

Placement Message

0 - 15 Placed into SPAN 122
16 - 34 Placed into SPAN 130 (formerly known as SPAN 103)
35 - 45 Placed into SPAN 141 or 1421
46 - 57 Placed into SPAN 200 and 204, which are both prerequisites for further study1
1 If you do not already have college-level credit in Spanish, you may take the Spanish Proficiency Exam in August 2016 or January 2017 prior to enrolling in a Spanish course.